Richard Wayne Speer
Architect / Design & Construction Management Professional
Boerne, Texas ~78006
(Boerne)Office /Fax: 830.755.8035
(Cell) phone: 210.532.4077


    INTRODUCTION - Summary:

Consulting, project management, senior architect, director of projects, superintendent, contractor and construction administration. Principal, partner, Owner. Licensed Architect.

Bachelor's: Architecture (University of Texas-Austin) + Planning & Alternative Systems
Graduate School: Architecture(University of Texas-San Antonio) Historic Preservation, Project    Management, International Practice, Land Use Planning, Managing Professional & Technical Personnel

Currently: Principal…Richard Wayne Speer Architect,  Complete responsibility.



    Business Background: Architecture, construction and project management; over 25 years of experience in design/production/estimating/contracting and project team management (design and construction). Managed the marketing function of three architectural firms.

    Hotel construction management in San Antonio and Atlanta, structural through finish out.

    Project pre-construction risk management: Guiding lenders, owners and consultants through the early stages of project creation… responsible for oversight on over 100 nationwide and international projects; ranging up to $17 million.

    Managed Multiple Projects and Alliance Consultants (up to 30 design professionals and contractors) for a major client (SBC
    now AT&T) with design and construction projects in the range of up to $18 million.   Work ranged from pre-construction through close out; mentoring junior staff members; managing and maintaining client relationships; collaborating with the customer's strategic planning, space planning, and design & construction staff…bringing in projects on time and within budgets.  Managed client's larger projects (fast-track) …while the client's project managers managed telecom infrastructure and furniture relocation/installation projects.

    Directed project teams as deputy director of projects for MACTEC (architects, engineers etc. from offices in four cities): U.S.Air Force projects at Lackland AFB, Texas

    Classic work ethic… an engaged self-starter that takes ownership and follows through.
    Extensive working knowledge of construction processes and systems; achieved through years of hands-on involvement in construction and construction management.
    Adaptive evolving approach to consultant/client relations, and negotiations; presentations and dealing with people; encouraging/building teams and expecting and accepting responsibility
    Mentoring: allowing/encouraging people to be/do their best.
    Proficient in the use of most relevant computer applications including CAD, BIM, 3DS.
    Extensive experience in Design/Build-conception to delivery.
    Working (hands on) knowledge of most trades related to the design & construction industry.   
    Knowledgeable of how member teams should function…able to recognize improprieties and ineptitude.
    Developing and maintaining client relationships - Job site, office or boardroom.

-Associate Degree - San Antonio College-Architecture 
-Bachelor of Architecture
-5 yr.Prof. Degree(with high honors)University ofTexas-Austin,
-Graduate School:Univ.of Texas - San Antonio: Advanced Design, Advanced Mech. Systems, Historic Preservation ,International Practice, Land Use Planning, Management of Prof. and Tech. Personnel, Marketing, International Business, Computer graphics, Project Management.


Current: Owner/Principal:
Richard Wayne Speer, Architects. Concentrating on  planning and design from a Sustainable perspective. Commercial, Medical, Hospitality, Historic Preservation.

Co-owner/Principal: Architectura International LLC. Prime responsibility for marketing and business administration and management.

Deputy Director of Projects/Senior Architect-Mactec Engineering & Consulting…Organizing and Managing a scattered (multiple cities/states) A-E design team for Mactec on US Air Force Projects at Lackland AFB Texas.  Dormitories, Weapons Training Facilities, Medical Training Facility, Base-wide Roofing Project, Structural Remediation Projects.

Design & Construction Project Manager-Spencer Design Group, Dallas,TX …Managing and Designing Projects in San Antonio Texas for Southwestern Bell Corporation(Now AT&T).. Responsibilities : representing the Client  on and off the project, coordinating disciplines, chairing project meetings, monitoring schedules and budgets.

A lifetime of experience in a multitude of architectural and building related areas.